VIDEO: Tyson Fury Asks To Be Taken Off BBC ‘SPOTY’ Shortlist

World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has taken to social media to ask the BBC to remove him fro their ‘Sports person of the year’ (SPOTY) awards shortlist.

Fury is one of six finalist who include Hollie Doyle (Horse Racing), Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1), Jordan Henderson (Football), Ronnie O’Sullivan (Snooker) and Stuart Broad (Cricket).

Fury has officially asked the BBC to remove him from the shortlist saying: “Hi this is Tyson fury the gypsy king, this is a message for the BBC and their spoty award, please take me off your list as I’m the people’s champion and have no need for verification or any awards. I know who I am & what I’ve done in sport. I have the love of the people.”

Voting will be open to the public during the Sports Personality programme on BBC One on Sunday December 20th and can be done by phone or online.

Full details will be announced on the night during the show.

Posted by Rowan Meegan  follow @rowanmeegan
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